Higher Ed

PNCA Unveils a Design Program for Busy People

The new MA in Design Systems barely cuts into a 9-to-5 grind.

12:29pm By Sarah Hutchins

Parent Trap

Inside Portland's Most Heated Parent Facebook Group

Six years ago, some data geeks with a camera joined forces online to try to make the local school district more transparent and fair. Here’s what happened.

08/15/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Facts of Life

How Three Portland High School Kids Are Reinventing Sex Ed

A "herpes pillow" and plush "Sammy the Sperm" all make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Time Out

Kids of Color Get Punished More Than White Kids. One Portland School Is Changing That.

A couple of simple tweaks (and a lot of conversation) are paying off.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Science

A Reed College Grad Discovers Plastic-Eating Microbes

Nom nom, garbage gobblers.

08/14/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Education

Private Schools in Portland, by the Numbers

From Montessori to language immersion to faith-based curriculum, local private schools enroll thousands of kids. Here’s a snapshot of the metro area’s specialized education options.

08/03/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Schools 2018

What's New at Portland Public Schools? Here's Your Primer.

PPS is complicated. We break (some of) it down.

08/03/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Style

Portland's New Activewear School Gets Designers Closer to That Dream Job

And it boasts a workspace that would make Tim Gunn clap with joy.

07/17/2018 By Eden Dawn

Make It Fashion

Style Yourself: A Guide to Portland’s Fashion Education Opportunities

Whether you’re a novice taking your first steps or a seasoned veteran seeking supplemental skills, here are the schools, workshops, and websites to know.

07/13/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Lab Life

This Portlander Creates Super-Fun Science Videos for Kids

Lindsey Murphy—aka “Crazy Aunt Lindsey”—makes DIY experiments fabulous.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Shakedown

Ermahgerd, It's Prom Season!!!

We size up everyone's favorite teenage rite of passage.

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

The Oregon Woman: Into the Arena

Portlander Ana del Rocío Shakes Up the Civic Scene

From serving on the David Douglas school board to spearheading statewide efforts to elect more progressive candidates of color, the 31-year-old works for change.

04/24/2018 By Emilly Prado

School Crush

A Pinot Power Couple Donates $6 Million to Linfield College

The gift creates the world’s first interdisciplinary wine studies major.

04/24/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Development

These 3 New Buildings Will Transform Portland State

Here's a preview of the university's ambitious plans.

04/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Science Sleepover

Stay Up All Night at OMSI’s Grown-Up Slumber Party

Want to sleep in an Arctic tunnel or the uterus room? OMSI debuts a night at the museum, Portland-style.

04/10/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Education

Does Jefferson High School Need a New Name?

A ’61 graduate of the historically black school says it should be named for a woman, an African American, or an abolitionist—not a slaveowner.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Wine Country

$6 Million Gift to Linfield College Aims to Professionalize Oregon's Wine Industry

The owners of Domaine Serene have had a good year—and they're funneling that fortune back into the Willamette Valley.

03/08/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Education

Private Schools in Portland, by the Numbers

From Montessori to language immersion to faith-based curriculum, local private schools enroll thousands of kids. Here's a snapshot of the metro area's specialized education options.

02/27/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Education

Portland's Brand-New Design Program for Busy People

The Pacific Northwest College of Art's new MA in Design Systems will barely cut into your 9-to-5.

01/30/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Cannabis: Back to School

Sativa Science Club Builds an Ambitious Education Program for Budtenders

The Portland-based effort trains cannabis retailers in botany, taxonomy, and even etiquette—and it hopes to go national.

01/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies